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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Michael "Mike" Ray Wert (March 30, 2020)

Michael "Mike" Ray Wert, 72, of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020, at his home.

He was born on June 3, 1947, in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Warren and Doris (Fourman) Wert.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his sister, Diane Wert.

Mike was a 1967 graduate of Franklin Monroe High School. He was a fuel truck driver for Earhart Petroleum for almost 35 years. When he wasn't working, he had a short list of activities you could find him doing. He was a NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt fan. He had attended several races in venues such as Bristol Motor Speedway and Talladega Speedway. When the weather was nice, he enjoyed taking care of his yard.

Mike is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marilyn (Nill) Wert, whom he married on June 1, 1968; his children, Chad Wert and Scott Wert, both of Arcanum, Ohio; his granddaughter, Keisha Wert, and her fiancé, Austin White, of Greenville; his sister, Linda Altic and her husband, Larry, of Fayetteville, Georgia; and his beloved beagle, Billy.

The family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with the arrangements.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mike's family has chosen not to have any public services.

Memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Farrell Eileen Beam (March 29, 2020)

Farrell Eileen Beam, 96, of Tipp City, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at SpringMeade Health Center in Tipp City.

She was born on February 2, 1924, in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Lester and Ruth (Neibert) Delk.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Beam; her son, Robert Lavy; and her brothers, Kenny and Jim Delk.

Farrell retired from FRAM in Greenville with over 30 years of service.

Farrell is survived by her grandchildren, Brian Lavy of Huber Heights, Ohio, Angela Rooks of Hinesville, Georgia, Mitch Lavy of Celina, Ohio, Scott Lavy of Russia, Ohio, Corey Lavy of Bluffton, Indiana, and Craig Lavy of Greenville; her 18 great grandchildren; her 18 great-great grandchildren; and sister, Joan Wackler of Pleasant Hill, Ohio,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family service will take place on Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Mavis Betty Garrett (March 27, 2020)

Mavis Betty Garrett, age 86 of Greenville, Ohio passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 9:45 AM at her granddaughter’s home. Born in Cambridge, England on February 14, 1934 she was one of 3 children born to the late John W. & Rose (Hunns) Pratt. Mavis retired after working many years at the FRAM Corporation as the Timekeeper Supervisor. She was a member of the Greenville Missionary Church. Mavis enjoyed playing piano, knitting, and cooking big dinners for her family. Above all, she loved her family more than anything. She will be forever missed. She is preceded in death by her husband Roger Garrett: sons Stephen Garrett; Anthony Garrett: brother Roy Pratt: grandsons Bryan Garrett; Gabriel Garrett.

Survived by her children Cheryl & Edward Baker; Colin & Cindy Garrett; Chris & Angie Garrett; David Garrett & DeAnn VanHoose: grandchildren Jason Perdue; Jennette & Kevin Westfall; Jaime & Brandi Garrett; Nikki & Joel Harter; Nathan & Danielle Garrett; Chad & Mandy Garrett; Robbie & Amber Garrett; Krystal & Josh Sherman; Jonathan & Elizabeth Garrett; Jessica & Dan Foureman; Elizabeth Garrett & Aaron Cutterelli; Michelle Garrett; Jason Garrett; Josh & Whitney Garrett; Tyler Garrett; Scott Garrett: 4 step-grandchildren Steve Philpot; Candance Bettinger; Alexander VanHoose; Ashley VanHoose: many great-grandchildren & great-great grandchildren: sister Doris H. Tomblin of England: daughters-in-laws Shirley Garrett and Becky Garrett : as well as many more family members & friends, as well as many more family members & friends.

Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, the family will be holding a Celebration of Mavis’s Life at a later date. Please check back frequently for updates. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Arrangements entrusted to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. www.zecharbailey.com

Carl Joseph “Mo” Moorman (March 30, 2020)

Carl Joseph “Mo” Moorman age 84, of Versailles passed away on Monday March 30, 2020, at his residence. He was born on August 27, 1935, to Clarence & Bertha (Warner) Moorman of Russia, Ohio. In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his daughter, Karla Jo Borges, brother, Robert (Dorothy) Moorman of Russia, Ohio, sister, Margie (George) Blandford of Dayton, Ohio, and infant brother, Carl Frances Moorman. Carl is survived by his brother, Edgar & Peg (decs.) Moorman of Dayton, Ohio, wife of 59 years, Virginia (Frantz) Moorman, daughter, Karen (John) Berning, son, Ken & Jill (Ware) Moorman, son, Keith & Rhonda (Ruchty) Moorman all of Versailles, son-in-law, Tony Borges of St. Henry, Ohio. Grandchildren: Megan/Kevin/Ryan Berning; Betsy (Jason) Hoelscher/Jacquie/Nicholas (Lexi)/Jonathan Moorman; Brooke/Tony Moorman; and Great grandson: Jed Hoelscher.

In-laws include: Bob & Betty Frantz; Richard & Helen (decs.) Frantz; Thomas & Evelyn Frantz; Virgil & Barbara Frantz; Sarah & Julian Schuetz; Susan & Paul Ortwerth; Judy & Richard Phlipot; Jim (decs.) & Carol Frantz; Bernard (decs.) & Mary Frantz.
Carl was a 1953 graduate of Russia High School and a life-long fan of the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes. He played and coached softball for over 40 years. Talk to anybody in the area over 40 and they knew “Mo” and his love for softball.
Retiring after 38 years at Hobart Corp. in Troy, Ohio, Carl enjoyed driving for Moody Auto Sales in Ansonia, Ohio. He was an US Army veteran, and a founding member of the Versailles “tree commission”.

Carl was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the family will have a private service at their convenience. In honoring Carl’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Darke County “State of the Heart Care” Hospice or the Cancer Association of Darke County. Arrangements are entrusted to Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Carl Lee “Tuffy” Humerick (March 30, 2020)

Carl Lee “Tuffy” Humerick, age 75 of Greenville, Ohio passed away suddenly at 12:05 AM on Sunday, March 30, 2020 at Greenville Health and Rehab in Greenville, Ohio. Born in Dayton, Ohio on April 2, 1944 he was one of seven children to the late John & Alleah (Cantrell) Humerick. Tuffy loved to eat and play games, especially with all of the wonderful ladies from the nursing home. He will truly be missed. He is preceded in death by his parents, and numerous siblings.

Survived by his sister Betty Jo & Junior Ryan: brothers Paul & Linda Humerick; Tommy & Marcy Humerick: special friends Brother Sam & Debbie Shilot: many nieces and nephews: and a special thank you to all the nursing home staff, you all made sure that Tuffy was well loved.

Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, there are no services currently scheduled for Tuffy. Please check back to get updates. Arrangements entrusted to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. www.zecharbailey.com.

Charles Joseph “Pewee” McEldowney (March 26, 2020)

Charles Joseph “Pewee” McEldowney age 84, of Versailles passed away peacefully to be with the Lord at 1:45 AM on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.

Charles was born June 22, 1935, in Frenchtown to the late Alvin & Leoma (George) McEldowney. In addition to his parents, Charles is also preceded in death by his grandparents; brother, Curtis McEldowney; and sister, Mary Knick.

Charles is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty (Butt) McEldowney; daughters, Susan (Mike) Ballinger, Charlene (Tom) Michael, Christine (Jeff) Leistner, Christina Brokschmidt, Kathy Meyer, Rose Hurley, Barb Fraley, Connie Stanfield; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Charles was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.

Charles served in the U.S. Army. He was a contractor for over 40 years in Sheet metal Fabrication. Charles was known for his love of the outdoors. He spent his time fishing, hunting and boating on the lake with family and friends. He also enjoyed reading and cooking, especially his family fish fry’s.

Due to the current conditions of the Coronavirus Pandemic, a private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care in memory of Charles. Arrangements are entrusted to Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Lathrop-Patricia “Lynn” Lathrop (March 20, 2020)

Lathrop-Patricia “Lynn” Lathrop, age 63, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday March 20, 2020, at her residence. Lynn was born on February 7, 1957 in Richmond, Indiana as the oldest of five children, to Pat (Keith) Hall of Greenville, Ohio and Roy Lathrop of Los Angeles, CA.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her three sisters, Evonna (Mike) Arnold of Huron, SD, Kimberlie (Mike) Howard of Greenville and Sonya (Phil) Reier of Greenville and one brother, Allen (Erica) Lathrop of Los Angeles, CA and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lynn graduated from National Trail High School in New Paris, Ohio in 1975. She worked most of her life in the dietary department as a cook, first at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond, IN, then in nursing homes. Lynn never married, but loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed playing cards and listening to music, especially the “Oldies”

Funeral Services were held on Monday March 23, 2020 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Janet Fay Strickler (March 25, 2020)

Janet Fay Strickler, 80, of Eaton, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton.

She was born on January 25, 1940, and was the third child of the late Harmon Eugene Strickler and Margaret Amanda (Longanecker) Strickler of Castine, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by an older sister, Phyllis Jean Strickler of Greenville.

Janet was an active member of the Ithaca Open Bible Church for over 60 years and loved planting flower gardens both at the church and at her home. She loved to crochet and knitted hundreds of hats for needy children.

She is survived by two sisters, Emma Joyce (Strickler) Maglott of Kettering, Ohio, and Patsy Ruth (Strickler) Whye of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania; and one brother Charles Russell Strickler of Castine; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service at Castine Cemetery, conducted by Reverend David Fox, pastor of the Ithaca Open Bible Church, will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 30, 2020.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison campus.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, specified for missionaries, may be sent in Janet’s name to the Ithaca Open Bible Church, 6711 Cross Street, Ithaca, Ohio 45304.

Donald H. “Buster” Meade (March 24, 2020)

Donald H. “Buster” Meade age 73, of Greenville passed away at 11:16 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Buster was born February 23, 1947, in Greenville to the late Marion & Mary (Shurte) Meade. In addition to his parents, Buster was also preceded in death by his grandparents; 5 grandchildren; and several siblings.

Buster is survived by his wife of 45 years, Connie S. Meade; children, Annetta (Kirk) Clark of Castine, Brian (Tonia) Meade of Greenville, Doug (Amy) Meade of Greenville, Donald Meade of Greenville, Brad (Betty) Meade of Greenville and Nicholas (Misty) Meade of Versailles; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; siblings, Marvin (Debbie) Meade of Dayton, Richard Meade of Greenville, Robert Meade of Greenville and Carol (Dave) Acker of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.

Buster enjoyed watching TV and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed being outside gardening and taking walks. Buster retired from Union City Body Company where he worked for 20 years.

A celebration on Buster’s life will be held at a later date. Due to the current conditions of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the family will be having a private visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help offset funeral expenses. Arrangements have been entrusted to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tracy Lynn Flynn (March 22, 2020)

Tracy Lynn Flynn age 50, of Greenville passed away at 7:42 PM on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at her residence.

Tracy was born April 6, 1969, in Greenville to Wyonda Jeanne Riddle Hufnagle of Greenville and Joseph & Bonnie Hufnagle of Florida. In addition to her parents, Tracy is also survived by her children, Ruby Flynn of Medway and Martin Flynn of Killeen, Texas; brother, Shawn Hufnagle of Alliance, Ohio; sister, Lisa Mowen of Yorkshire, Ohio; special friend, Kasey Beaucamp of Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tracy was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Hufnagle.

A celebration of Tracy’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Anna Lee Shuttleworth (March 23, 2020)

Anna Lee Shuttleworth, age 94 of Greenville, Ohio passes away at 7:14 PM Monday March 23, 2020 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Anna was born April 6, 1925 in Neave Township Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Ralph and Blanche (Hittle) Armstrong.

She was retired from Neff Lettering of Greenville. Anna was also a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren, a volunteer at the Brethren Retirement Center for close to 30 years, the Home Extension Club, Red Hat Club of Greenville, Annie Oakley Camping Club and an Alumnus of the Greenville Class of 1925. She was an avid quilter and seamstress and loved making quilts for her family. In addition, was an avid Darke County Fair fan, loved to travel and camp and was the prop/flag designer for the Fort Recovery High School Marching Band.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lowell D. Shuttleworth in 1996 and a daughter Joanie Shuttleworth.

Anna is survived by her daughter Sue Shuttleworth of Greenville and son and daughter-in-law Ted and Sue Ann (Blackwell) Shuttleworth also of Greenville; grandchildren Katie (Shuttleworth) and husband Pat Gerber and David and wife Kari (Brockman) Shuttleworth; great grandchildren Hannah Gerber, Aubrey Shuttleworth, James Shuttleworth, Adaley Shuttleworth and Jacob Shuttleworth; brother Joe Armstrong of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to the current conditions of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the family will be having a Private Service in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Ron Sherck officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. Visitation will be private as well.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Greenville Church of the Brethren 421 Central Ave., Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Grace Elizabeth Bietry (March 18, 2020)

Grace Elizabeth Bietry, 88, of Hollansburg, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville, Ohio.

She was born in Hollansburg on December 06, 1931, to the late Carl and Alice (Sasser) Fellers.

In addition to her parents, Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Bietry in 1987; her children, Joseph Bietry in 1999, Mary Bietry in 2008, and David Bietry in 2017; her sister, Ruth Evans; and her brother, Fred Fellers.

Grace was a 1949 graduate of Hollansburg Local High School. Grace had many passions and hobbies. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and word searches. She also loved gardening, canning, making jelly, and her flower beds. Grave spent many years working for Thrift Drug Store.

Grace is survived by her grandchildren, Brian Bietry of Richmond, Indiana, and Kevin Bietry and his wife, Aimee, of Georgia; her two great grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Connie Bietry of New Paris, Ohio; and her 2nd cousin, Scott Richards and his wife, Joyce, of Greenville.

A Celebration of Grace's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus, with Pastor Tracy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Hollansburg Cemetery.

Grace's family will be receiving guests on Wednesday from 12:30 PM until the time of the service at 2:00 PM.

Online condolences may be shared with Grace's family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Neil E. Isch (March 20, 2020)

Neil E. Isch, age 71 of Greenville, Ohio died peacefully at his home at 8:28 AM Friday March 20, 2020. Neil was born March 21, 1948 in Norwalk, Ohio and the son of the late Rev. Fred C. and Dorothy H. (Kniss) Isch Sr.

He was retired from the former Corning Inc. of Greenville beginning employment there in 1971. Also a member of the Ansonia First Church of God.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Brother Fred Isch Jr and Sister Donna Jean Isch.

Neil is survived by his wife Nancy (Durr) Isch of Greenville. They were married November 10, 1967. Also daughter Michelle (Bob) Miller of Greenville; grandchildren Addison (Allie) Miller and Abigail Miller; brother Brian Isch of Grand Rapids, Michigan; sisters-in-law Becky Gessler and Carol Durr both of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to the current conditions of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the family will be having a Private Service in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Doug Klinsing officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery. Visitation will be private as well.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County 1350 North Broadway Greenville, Ohio, 45331.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Karla K. Greer (March 18, 2020)

Karla K. Greer, 55 of Rossburg, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 1:17 PM. She was born October 8, 1964 in Union City, Indiana the daughter of Maxine (Meyer) Brumbaugh and the late Wayne Brumbaugh.

She worked as Hospice Aide at State of The Heart Care Inpatient Care Unit and worked as a Nursing Assistant for over 30 years.

She devoted her life to her husband, kids and grandkids and loved spending time with them.

She is preceded in death by her father; her grandparents: Cleo & Edmund Meyer.

She is survived by her mother; her husband: Kenneth Greer or Rossburg; her children: Ryan Greer & friend Lacey Pitsenbarger of Greenville, Krisandra (Justin Male) Greer of Greenville, Tyler Greer & girlfriend Courtney Hayes of Greenville; grandchildren: Ayden & Bentley Greer, Kennedy Mobley; her brother: Kevin (April Van De Pitte) Brumbaugh; sister: Kim & Don Hummel; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews:

A service will be held on Sunday March 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Jacque Collins officiating. Private Burial will be in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or to the family to help offset funeral expenses.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Brenda Sue Jeffers-Gilbert (March 15, 2020)

Brenda Sue Jeffers-Gilbert, 67, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

She was born on November 1, 1952, in Greenville as Brenda Martindale, to the late Frank and Grace (Hawkey) Martindale.

In addition to her parents, Brenda was preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald L. Jeffers and her beloved dog, Lucy Mae.

Brenda was a 1970 graduate of National Trail High School in Preble County. After graduation she spent many years working for several factories. She certainly was a homebody and she loved working with her hands. She had a passion for creating quilts but had a bad habit of not finishing them, excitement over her next project would lure her away. Brenda had a big heart and loved to help others. She was 125 pounds of giggles and laughter. She liked to laugh so much, that her cheerfulness would disrupt church and Pastor Berdine would have to stop the service until she finished. If she liked you, she would give the shirt off her back, if not, she would beat you with a baseball bat. She was upfront with her friends and family and told them what she thought. Brenda loved her family and enjoyed spending time fishing with her grandkids.

Brenda is survived by her husband Bobby Gilbert, whom she married in December 2018; her daughters, Rhonda Smith and her boyfriend, Mike Benton, of Germantown, Ohio, and Krystal Lindenborn and her husband, Rob, of Arcanum, Ohio; her grandchildren, Zach Smith, Grace Smith, Levi Benton, and Blake Lindenborn; her step-grandson, Timothy Russo; her siblings, Barry Martindale and his wife, Vicki, of Eldorado, Ohio, and Connie Pence and her husband, Jack, of Piqua, Ohio; her sisters-in-law, Caren Long and Connie Taulbee, both of Greenville; and her special cousins, Shirley Hawkey and Dave Hawkey, both of Hamilton, Ohio.

Family and friends may pay their respects to Brenda and her family on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 10:00 AM until 12 noon at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the family would like to remind those who are unable to attend that it is okay, and they understand.

A private funeral service will take place at the convenience of the family. Burial will follow in Monroe Cemetery in Preble County.

Memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 North Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Dennis F. Neargardner (March 16, 2020)

Dennis F. Neargardner, age 81 of Greenville, Ohio passed away peacefully at 9:15 PM on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Brookdale Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. Born in Versailles, Ohio on May 6, 1938 to the late Melvin & Emma (Monnin) Neargardner. He was a proud United States Army Veteran having served from October 22, 1957- October 13, 1959. Dennis was a graduate of Versailles High School, Class of 1956. He was a former member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles. He enjoyed music, playing guitar and singing. Dennis loved Johnny Cash, and fishing, and was well known for his wry sense of humor. He will be deeply missed. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son Jim Neargardner: siblings Robert Neargardner; Francis & Elanor Neargardner; Norman Neargardner; Lester & Wanda Neargardner; James & Roberta Neargardner; Ruthie & Peter Mangen: significant other Ann Greene.

Survived by his children Marie & Gary Meadows; David Neargardner: grandchildren Amber Corrow; David Corrow; Lili Neargardner: sister-in-laws Florence & Dottie Neargardner: lifelong friend Dave Gantt: as well as many more family members & friends.

A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev.Fr. Jim Simons presiding. Visitation will be held Friday, from 9:00 AM-10:15 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Online sympathies www.zecharbailey.com. Burial at St. Valbert Cemetery at a later date.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Morris Kester Hart (March 16, 2020)

Morris Kester Hart, 97, Union City, Ohio, passed away March 16, 2020, at Village Green Assisted Living. Son of the late James Richard Hart and the late Elsie Kester Hart, Morris was born in Greensfork Township, Randolph County, Indiana. He graduated from Union City East Side High School. Morris was a machinist at the Backstay Welt Company for 35 years. He finished his career as a machinist at GCI, Winchester, Indiana. He was an avid woodworker. Morris served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was the last surviving member of the original crew of the B-24 Bomber 42-64486, (Little Moe, “The Piece-Maker”) 456th Bomb Group, 746th Squadron, 15th Air Force. He completed 50 missions as the bottom ball turret gunner.

Morris is survived by his daughter, Lorraine Hart, Arcanum, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Deborah Hart, Winchester, Indiana; brothers, gene Hart, Union City, Ohio and Byron (Barb) Hart, Greenville, Ohio; sister-in-law, Lois Grice, Greenville, Ohio; grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and one cousin, Ann (David) Sykora, Vandalia, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth E. (Dufur) Hart; sons, Donald Keith Hart and Dale Dean Hart; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Lucille Hart; sister-in-law, Etta Louise Hart; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Lois Dufur; brother-in-law, Bill Grice; one great grandchild, three nephews, one niece and many cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, Darke County United Way or the charity of the donor’s choice in Morris’s memory. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

David Henry Grubb (March 15, 2020)

David Henry Grubb age 97, of Rossburg passed away at 3:20 AM on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Versailles Rehab & Healthcare Center.

David was born July 13, 1922, in Darke County to the late Oscar & Rose (Henry) Grubb. In addition to his parents, David was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Maxine (Thomas) Grubb on September 8, 2019, whom he married October 1, 1944; son, Roger Grubb; brother, Joe Grubb; and sister, Virginia Hatch.

David is survived by his son & daughter-in-law, Thurman & Jana Grubb of Rossburg; daughter-in-law, Becky Fisher of Troy; grandchildren, Matthew Grubb, Melissa King, Angela Werling and Elizabeth Svelund; 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

David farmed and retired in 1986 from LeRoi Dresser in Sidney where he was a machinist for 23 years. He was a member of Dawn Community Church. David enjoyed hunting and was a member of the NRA. David was a great father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Elvin Shumaker officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Robert Blake Tamplin (March 13, 2020)

Robert Blake Tamplin, 29, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at his home on March 13, 2020.

Blake was born on December 10, 1990, in Greenville, Ohio, to Dana Wombold, of Greenville, Ohio, and Robert Wayne Tamplin of Wayne Lakes, Ohio.

Blake was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Imogene Baltes; his paternal grandfather, Robert E. Tamplin; and his uncle, Jason Tamplin.

Blake had few interests. He liked fast cars and fast bikes. He loved working on cars and worked as a mechanic at Drew's Automotive in Greenville. When he wasn't working, he was spending time with his children. He loved his kids and was a very proud Dad.

In addition to his parents, Blake is survived by his children, Harmony, Jenson, and Parker Tamplin; his sister, Shawnee Rismiller of Greenville; his brother, Shawn Lehman of West Alexandria, Ohio; his maternal grandfather, Darren Baltes of Mocksville, North Carolina; his paternal grandmother, Sharon Roderick of Greenville; his step-mother, Dannette Tamplin of Wayne Lakes; and his aunts and uncle, Dina Baltes of Mocksville, Denise Taylor and her fiancé Nick Larkins, of Mason, Ohio, Daryl Baltes and his wife, Lindsay, of Mocksville, and Deanna Moles and her husband, Jason, of Lakengen, Ohio.

Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of Blake's family.

The family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville campus, with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared with Blake's family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Linda Lou Sullenbarger (March 13, 2020)

Linda Lou Sullenbarger, 75, of New Paris, Ohio, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020, at the State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville, Ohio.

Linda was born on August 14, 1944, in Palestine, Ohio, to the late Roy and Mary (Norris) Price.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall "Bill" Sullenbarger in 2009, whom she married on August 7, 1965; and two brothers who passed away at a young age.

Linda loved life and lived it well. In her younger years she was an accomplished go-cart racer, and she had the trophies to prove it. The love of go-carts evolved into a love of classic cars and she enjoyed driving her 1932 Pontiac Street-rod. She and Bill loved riding their mules and tending to their bees. She helped Bill with Sullenbarger Honey operation for over 45 years. Linda's passion in life was nursing. She first started her career as an RN at Good Samaritan and Reid Hospitals before finding her calling as a school nurse at Tri-Village Public Schools. She retired in 2012 after over 30 years of dedication and caring for the children at Tri-Village. However, she never truly left. She loved the kids and was the best sub.

Though she loved being a nurse and loved serving the children at school, she was most proud of her family. She loved being a "Mammaw" and would make sure everyone knew what to call her. She made sure to give all her grandchildren the attention they required and followed all their sporting events and activities. Linda was the rock on which everyone in her family would lean.

Linda is survived by her children, Mark Sullenbarger and his wife, Julie, of Connersville, Indiana, and Mike Sullenbarger and his wife, Tammy, of New Madison, Ohio; her grandchildren, Hunter, Colton, and Luke Sullenbarger of Connersville, and Mason and Chloe Sullenbarger of New Madison; her sister, Sarah Baker and her husband, Frank, of Palestine; two bonus sisters, Donna McAllister and Gloria Johnson, both of Richmond, Indiana; and her life-long friend Janice Dubbs of New Madison; and her toy poodle, "Gem".

A Celebration of Linda's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren, 373 Love Rd, New Paris, Ohio 45347, with pastor Tony Price officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison.

Linda's family will be receiving guests on Wednesday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at the church. An Eastern Star Service will be held immediately following the visitation at 7:00PM.

Memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Linda's family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus, with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.